Right Cloud Decision Tool (draft)

To help organize the decision of which cloud deployment model is the right deployment model for your business context, the following tool can be used.

Mandatory

Sensitivity

  • Stakeholders have not raised concerns regarding the sensitivity of the data.
  • Stakeholders view the sensitivity of the data to be high.

Financial

  • Budget is available to support an Operational Expense Model; the costs will rise and fall with the consumption of resources.
  • Budget is available to support a Capital Expense Model; ability to plan for periodic investments in ever greening infrastructure and innovation.

Legacy

  • Application can operate in a cloud environment and the required virtualized or dedicated hardware is available in a cloud environment.
  • Application needs to operate in a non-cloud environment and required highly specialized, dedicated, hardware.

Highly Rated [20 points each]

Commoditized

  • Application can operate on the standardized offerings and SLAs of public cloud.
  • Application requires customized offering and SLAs.

Location

  • Application is not susceptible to latency issues that may arise due to traffic moving through an additional circuit.
  • Application is susceptible to latency issues that may arise due to traffic moving through an additional circuit.

Connectivity

  • Application does not have voluminous transactions with an on-premises database or application.
  • Application has voluminous transactions with an on-premises database or application.

Rated [10 points each]

Speed

  • Rapid access to services is desired. Are the required services available on-demand?
  • Can tolerate the time required to implement the services that may not currently be available on-demand.

Longevity: The applications is expected to meet a:

  • Short-term need
  • Long-term need

Elasticity: With time, the resource requirements of the application will:

  • Remain stable
  • Grow or shrink

Innovation

  • Project will want to take advantage of new technology trends as they become available to the market.
  • Application does not want to take advantage of new technology trends and will remain static.
  • No new technology is required.

DevOps

  • Desire rapid access to a suite of tools to support application development as platform services without making a capital investment.
  • Willing to invest to deploy application development tools to support project.

Results

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Impact level Criteria Public Private Non-Cloud
Mandatory Sensitivity
Financial
Legacy
Highly Rated [20 points each] Commoditized
Location
Connectivity
Rated [10 points each] Speed
Longevity
Elasticity
Innovation
DevOps
Summary Mandatory Met 0 out of 3 (0%)
0 out of 3 (0%)
0 out of 3 (0%)
Rated Totals 0 out of 110 (0%)
0 out of 110 (0%)
0 out of 110 (0%)